Saturday, December 31, 2016

WikiSpaces Account

Today I renewed my subscription to HenthornFamily on WikiSpaces for another year.

The cost of an annual subscription has doubled to $100.00 which made me question whether I wanted to continue to make information available via this means.  In the end I decided to spend the money rather than get involved in another website building project.

If you are interested in viewing what I make available I hope you will avail yourself of the opportunity in 2017.  Your use of the website will justify my expenditure.

If you are willing to share information with others contact me to discuss how this could be accomplished using my WikiSpace.  My Gmail address is:

Here's the link to the homepage.

HenthornFamily WikiSpaces

Happy New Year

Monday, December 19, 2016

Renewal Time

On 2 Jan 2017 my subscription to WikiSpaces will expire if I don't renew. Right now I'm debating what to do.

I used this space to share information I compiled about a number of Henthorn(e)/Hinthorn(e) and collateral families.

There is very little traffic to the homepage, only 1958 visits so far.

The cost of the WikiSpaces subscription has doubled to $100.00 a year.

On one hand I hate to spend that much money a year to maintain the site if folks aren't showing much interest. But, on the other hand, since I already had to repost all of that information once before when AOL closed their "free" webpages, I'm not willing to do the project again.

BTW, you can visit my WikiSpaces without joining as a member. Members can also post to the Wiki.

Here's the link to the HenthornFamily Wiki in case you'd like to take a look.

Dick Henthorn
19 Dec 2016

Thursday, September 8, 2016

George Eastham and Mary Ann Kampfer

George Eastham and Mary Ann Kampfer

Recently I prepared a 28-page PDF report about the family of George Eastham and Mary Ann Kampfer and shared it to, my membership only, Henthorn Genealogy page on Facebook.

I don't know the parents of this couple.

The couple was living in Monroe County, Ohio at the time of the 1860 and 1870 census and their children were born in Ohio.  Later, they moved to Lonetree, Tyler Co., WV.

The descendants of this couple have links to: Butler; Fluharty; Haught; Henthorn; Hilke; Lemasters; Mason; Tennant; Thomas; Yoho, to name a few. Below I'm sharing the information I have recorded in the individual records of the couple.

If this family is of interest, and you are willing to reciprocate, contact me to arrange sharing of information.


George EASTHAM was born on 10 Aug 1833 in Ohio. He died on 3 Nov 1910 at the age of 77. He was buried in Nov
1910 in Lonetree, Tyler Co., WV, Simpson Cemetery.

George Eastham

CENSUS: 1860, in Monroe Co., OH, Green Twp., 337/337, P. O. Laings
George Easton [sic] 26, farmer, 500/100, OH
Mary Anne, 25, domestic, OH
Peter, 3, OH; John, 1, OH
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

CENSUS: 1870, in Monroe Co., OH, Green Twp., 116-116
George Eastham, 36, OH, farm labor
Mary A., 33, Switzerland, keep house
Peter, 13, OH, farm labor; John, 11, Oh, farm labor; Albert, 9, OH, school, Louisa, 7, OH, school, Lydia, 5, OH; Frederic, 2, OH
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 75771510

Mary Ann KAMPFER was born on 22 Sep 1835 in Switzerland. She died on 4 Jul 1884 at the age of 48. She was buried in Jul 1884 in Lonetree, Tyler Co., WV, Simpson Cemetery.

Mary Ann Kampfer

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 75771518

George EASTHAM and Mary Ann KAMPFER had the following children:
 i. Peter Kampfer EASTHAM, born 24 May 1857, Monroe Co., OH; died 19 Dec 1936, Porters Falls, Wetzel Co., WV.
 ii. John Franklin EASTHAM, born 1859, Ohio; died 1933.
iii. Albert EASTHAM was born about 1861 in Ohio.
iv. Louisa EASTHAM was born about 1863 in Ohio.
v. Lydia EASTHAM was born about 1865 in Ohio.
vi. Frederic EASTHAM was born about 1868 in Ohio.

Richard E. Henthorn
8 Sep 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

John Woodrow Richmond and Helen Lucille Postlewaite

John Woodrow Richmond and Helen Lucille Postlewaite

Recently I prepared a 9-page PDF report about the family of John Woodrow Richmond and Helen Lucille Postlewaite and shared it to, my membership only, Henthorn Genealogy page on Facebook.

I worked on the Richmond family for many years.  More recently, I began compiling information about the Postlewaite family (There are several spellings for the last name, Postlewaite.)

The descendants of this couple have links to: Cecil; Dakan; Goddard; Parsons; Thomas; Weekly; Wood; Wykert; Yeater; and Yoho to name a few. Below I'm sharing the information I have recorded in the individual records of the couple.

I often record Social Security Numbers in my file.  I have a switch set to leave out the SSN when I create a report. You can see how that looks in the information about John Woodrow Richmond.

If this family is of interest, and you are willing to reciprocate, contact me to arrange sharing of information.


John Woodrow RICHMOND was born on 14 Feb 1915 in Newdale, Wetzel Co., WV. He died on 11Nov 1977 at the age of 62 in New Martinsville, Wetzel Co., WV. He was buried in Nov 1977 in New Martinsville, Wetzel Co., WV, Northview Cemetery.

John Woodrow Richmond

PARENTS: Parson Seth Richmond and LaSena Florence Phillips

MARRIAGE: 10 Sep 1935 (25/312). No location given.
(Source: Ohio Valley Richmonds - Their Kith and Kin, Ethel L. Briggs, 1976, p. 83)

Problem: Was the middle name, Woodrow or Woodroe?

SS Death Index: John Richmond; b. 14 Feb 1915;issued: WV; d. Nov 1977; last place of residence: New Martinsville, WV; zipcode: 26155;

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 55418177

John Woodrow RICHMOND and Helen Lucille "Lucille" POSTLEWAITE were married on 10 Sep 1935 in Wetzel Co., WV. Helen Lucille "Lucille" POSTLEWAITE, daughter of General Sherman POSTLETHWAITE and Eva Myrtle BERDINE, was born on 14 Jun 1920 in Pine Grove, Wetzel Co., WV. She died on 22 Mar 2010 at the age of 89 in New Martinsville, Wetzel Co., WV. She was buried in Mar 2010 in New Martinsville, Wetzel Co., WV, Northview Cemetery.

Helen Lucille Postlewaite

PARENTS: General Sherman Postlethwaite and Eva Myrtle Berdine
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

AKA: Lucille

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 52241462


Richard E. Henthorn
7 Sep 2016

'via Blog this'

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Rule 18

One tool that I have found useful when posting Notes to my genealogy file is called, Rule 18.  It's free.

You can load as many as eighteen character strings into the Rule 18 application.  And, you can store more than one file of character strings.  The program runs in the background.  When you enter an appropriate CRTL+digit (1-9) or ALT+digit (1-9) the program loads the selected character string into the Windows clipboard.  Then you can use CTRL+v to paste the selected character string into your notes.

Here's the link to more information.
Link to Rule 18

Dick Henthorn
30 Aug 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

J. Roscoe "Ross" Tennant

J. Roscoe Tennant

PARENTS: Mahlon Tennant and Sarah Ellen Lemley

AKA: Ross; His first name is not revealed in his genealogy publications or on FindAGrave.
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

RESEARCHER: J. Roscoe Tennant, using the name, J. Ross Tennant, published at least three volumes of genealogy which were digitized by Google.  Some pages from a fourth volume is on Google books.
The title of the first volume was Memories of J. Ross Tennant and a Genealogy of the Family Originated by Richard Tennant.  Volume One is dated, 1942, Volume Two is dated, 1945, Volume Three is dated, 1946. All three volumes are included in one Google Books file.  There is no easy way to move from one volume to the next.  You just need to scroll through the pages.

URL: For the Google Books volumes.

or use this TinyURL
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

COMMENT: See the bottom of Page 27 in Volume One for the ancestry of J. Roscoe Tennant.  His name isn't listed.  He wrote, "I was born October 16, 1878." Note that some of the dates in this ancestry list do not agree with dates listed elsewhere.
Richard Tennant, Sr., 1744
Richard Tennant, Jr., 1777
Asa Tennant, 1816
Mahlon Tennant, 1845
J. Roscoe Tennant, 1878
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

I am now almost sixty-three years of age, and have lived in a period of wonderful changes. I can remember when there was but one wagon on Jakes Run, and it belonged to Uncle Josey Tennant. My father often borrowed it to go to mill. In fact the whole community used it until they wore it out.

I remember the first bicycle on Jake's Run; a man from Mount Morris was riding it. My brothers and myself chased him almost to Mooresville, just to see him ride the thing. We couldn't understand how he kept on top of it. There was one big wheel, with a small one behind it. This was a wonderful sight for us.

I remember my father's first mowing machine, it was a "Woods;" and my mother's first sewing machine; I think it was a "Howe". I can remember watching mother spin wool into yarn. She had a large wheel and a small one, that she run with her foot. There was a reel on which she used to make her yarn into skeins. Many pairs of socks did she knit for us kids. I remember her knitting needles flashing in the light of * candle, or the light of a wood fire in the fireplace. By the fireplace sat an oven in which our bread was baked, and over the fire hung a crane, with iron hooks, on which she places pots and kettles containing meat, beans, potatoes, cabbage or whatever our mother might be preparing for us to eat. With the oven she made flat cakes, corn dodgers and apple cobblers. She often made berry dumplings in an iron pot. I will not say here what we boys used to call this, but you may guess if you want to. I wonder if any of the young people of today ever ate dried apples, or pumpkin dried on a pole and then cooked in winter, seasoned with butter and salt. Our mother was a wonderfully good cook, and anything she prepared for us was good enough for a king. God bless her!

I remember seeing father "walk" back-logs into the house on end, and dumping them in the back of the fire-place, which was about five feet long and three feet across the end. He then placed the andirons in front, and on them a fore-stick, and between the two enough dry wood to make a hot fire. When the back log got to burning good, it was fun to punch the fire with the shovel, and make the sparks fly up the chimney; and we often got burned at this game when embers would fly out of the fire-place. There were many black spots on the floor burned by hot hickory coals. Many fine timber trees were burned in fire places to make heat for the households of the community; but at that time they were good for nothing else but fuel.

We boys got one pair of boots a year, and they were often worn out before Spring came. Many times 1 have gone after the cows in the early Springtime barefoot, and when I would find the cows lying down I would scare them up and stand in the place they had been lying to warm my feet. Then the cows had to hustle into the milk yard, so I could get back to the fire.

I remember when we used to break young steers for oxen. We first broke them to the yoke, then we would hitch them to something, and teach them to work for us. We sometimes broke them to ride. My brother Nelson was riding one of the oxen past where Perry Moore lived, and his dog ran out and scared the ox. Nelson swore he went high enough to see Uncle Josey Tennant sitting in the entry of his house over Perry Moore's corn crib.

I remember my brothers Luther and Lem hauling hay in the bottom below the house. They drove the oxen into a swampy place, and the near ox got in the mud so deep they had to take him out of the yoke. Luther told Lem he would take Buck's place and help Berry pull the sled, and he stuck his head through the bow. Just then Lem felt a devilish streak and he jabbed Berry with the pitchfork; and Luther said he damn near broke his neck.

I remember the time that Arzie and I were throwing corn cobs at anything we could see. A fine large rooster was standing near us with his head up, and Arzie said, "I can come nearer hitting that rooster than you can." I threw one at the rooster, never thinking of hitting him. But so help me St. Pat I did hit him and killed him. My father saw this occur, and what I got was a caution to snakes.

I remember one time when Jasper Ammons came to Uncle Rod's Store with butter and eggs which were traded for groceries, such as sugar, coffee, etc. He said to me, "If you will go a piece with me we will eat some of the sugar." I went and we did eat some of the sugar; so much of it, in fact, that when Jasper got home his mother whaled him like all get out; and that night I had an, awful belly-ache, for the sugar did not agree with me.

I remember Loran Robinson, and I think he was about my age. His father, Frank, worked on a saw-mill close by our house, and Loran would often come with his father and play with us boys. One day we fell out over something and had a fight. Loran got the best of me, and I resolved to get even with him. When it was time for him to go home I was eager to go a short ways with him. I put a string on our pet lamb, and started with Loren, leading the lamb. We had the lamb trained so that if one of us pointed our finger at another person, the lamb would do his best to butt that one over. We didn't go very far until I let the lamb go and climbed the fence, and then pointed at Loran with my finger. The lamb knocked him down the first punch, and every time he would get up the lamb would knock him down again. I repented, and tried to get Loren to lay still, but he was scared and paid no attention to me. Someone came along, I think it was Dug Tennant, and took the lamb off of Loran. My Dad gave me a good old time lambasting, which I very well deserved.

When 1 was twelve years old my brother Arzie was fourteen, and Jud my younger brother was ten. What one didn't think of the other did. Almost every day in summer we were in swimming. We found a place in our swimming hole where there was blue mud, and we would cover ourselves with this and run foot races up and down the road. We didn't care a snap who saw us; in fact those who did see us laughed at us and didn't care either.

I remember when Arzie and I would carry a bushel basket of corn to the hog lot and pile it up. There were usually four hogs in the lot. When they would gather around the corn to eat, we would each grab one by the hair and jump on him, and we got many a hard fall.

Our days were not all sunshine, by any means. As each of us became old enough we were put to work in the corn field, or at what ever other work there was to do. I am glad to say that my brothers
all turned out to be good citizens, and are now grand-parents to children who are as old as we were at the time of which I write.
(Furnished by J. Ross Tennant, Vol. I, p. 54-6)

Before closing the work of this book of history, genealogy and memories [Vol. I] I wish to make this statement. I have made an effort to get family records and history o families of Tennants and others connected with them, but in many instances I could not get replies to my inquiries.

The death of Thomas Ray Dille, who was making an effort to get a genealogical history of the Tennant family, has caused quite a set back in this work. However, I am now depending largely on W. B. Haught of Blacksville to complete our genealogy, and he has done a very nice job, so far. He has, very probably, the most complete record of our family in existence ; but it is not nearly complete. Every person who sees this statement, and has any family record connected with the Tennant family, should send it to Mr. Haught. His records, which he has offered to make and give to our organization, could be a very valuable asset to our family records.
J. Ross Tennant
(Furnished by J. Ross Tennant, Vol. I, p. 63)

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 43998944

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tennant Family of West Virginia

For months I've been working on the Tennant family of West Virginia. The compiled information is in my RootsMagic7 genealogy file.  If you are interested in exchanging information please contact me.

Rick Tennant of Follansbee, WV created a very nice 429-page website, The Tennant and Allied Families in West Virginia about the family.

Below are three links to the website.

Rick Tennant Home Page

Rick Tennant First Page

Rick Tennant Last Page

Dick Henthorn
23 Aug 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Theodore William Rine and Sarah Malissa Hunt

This evening I shared a 14-page PDF update for the family of Theodore William Rine and Sarah Malissa Hunt on my "secret" Facebook page.  They lived in Pacific Co., WA.

I have been working on compiling information about the Rine family for many years.

Access to the Facebook page is limited, by request.  I'm willing to share the information with others who have an interest if they are willing to reciprocate.

Dick Henthorn

22 May 2016

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Ancestors of Samuel Godard and Eliza A. Fair

Ancestors of Samuel Godard and Eliza A. Fair

The Samuel Godard Letter

On 13 Nov 1899 Samuel Godard wrote a letter about his family.  Researcher, Linda (Goddard) Stout, obtained a copy of the document and converted it into eight typewritten pages on 27 Dec 1982.  In early March 2016, Bev Baker scanned the eight pages, with some hand-written notes, and shared them on Facebook.  Researcher, Richard E. Henthorn, spent several days working with the document to make certain he had all of the decipherable information in his genealogy file.

Researchers Who Shared Their Information

Anderson, T. Vernon
Baker, Bev
Baker, Lendal
Baker, Mrs. Leonard
Bininger, Virginia L. (Baker)
Briggs, Ethel L.
Carson, Earl
Fedorchak, Catherine (Foreaker)
Finnicum, Ada (Smith)
Godard, Samuel
Headlee, Alvah Washington
Henderson, James
Kennedy, Beverly
Lincicome, Glen Allan
Mason, V. Kay
Stanley, Clarice (Eller)
Stout, Linda (Goddard)
Yoho, Denver Clayton
Yoho, Gail V. (Cecil)
Yoho, Hugh Lemoyne
Yoho, James Robert & Vivian
Yoho, Sullivan Blair

Mr. Henthorn Shares Samuel Godard Ancestor Report

Until Saturday, 12 March 2016, Richard is sharing his 67-page ancestor PDF report for the family of Samuel Godard and Eliza A. Fair with anyone who encounters the link in this blog report.  The report includes: a name index and a place name index.  The report is stored on Richard's Box account and can be viewed and downloaded from there.  The report starts with McLean Goddard, one of the sons of Samuel and Eliza Godard.  Note that the son's of Samuel spelled their surname, Goddard.

To obtain a copy of the document after the cut-off date you will need to contact Mr. Henthorn directly.

Samuel Godard Report URL

Samuel Godard Report URL

Comments About Using Box

By default Box displays the document with its own quick PDF viewer which doesn't do a very good job of displaying the text, it's poorly formatted.  Don't let this discourage you.

There is a gray tool bar at the bottom of the viewer screen (move the mouse over the page if the tool bar doesn't display).  Click on the Printer icon and the Adobe Reader will display the document. If  you decide you want a copy of the document downloaded to your computer click on the Disc icon button in the upper right while viewing with the Adobe Reader. You will be asked to supply a Folder name and File name for the download and then click, Save.

Request For Corrections and Additions

As always, corrections and additions are welcome and appreciated.

Richard E. Henthorn
6 March 2016

Thursday, March 3, 2016

George W. Goddard

George W. Goddard

Today I worked on the family of George W. Goddard of Audrain county, Missouri.  He was mentioned in three lines on page 8 of the typed version of the 13 Nov 1899 genealogy letter written by Samuel Godard [Note: Samuel spelled his own surname, Godard.].

George W. Goddard was born on 22 Jul 1812 in Greene Co., PA and he died on 30 Nov 1873 in Audrain Co., MO.  His parents were Francis "Frank" Goddard and Hannah. He was married to Barbara A. Hepler who was born on 28 Oct 1822 in Lawrence Co., OH and died on 4 Feb 1906 in Audrain Co., MO.  They are buried in Mexico, Audrain Co., MO at the Elmwood Cemetery, Section H, Plot 106.

They had the following eight children:  Amanda; Eliza A.; Belle; Mary; Albert C.; Francis M. "Frank;" Laura; and Lena.  The names of: Amanda, Laura and Lena are on the the same tombstone.

George W. Goddard has FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 69607221

Dick Henthorn
3 Mar 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

Kenneth Allen Higginbotham

Kenneth Allen Higginbotham

Yesterday I prepared an 80-page ancestral report, in the PDF format, for Kenneth Allen Higginbotham and his ancestors. I shared the report with selected researchers on my Facebook genealogy page. I'm writing here about this report in case it's of interest to others who are following my genealogy projects. Access to the report is available to others not in the Facebook group by request only.

The report includes information about the following surnames:
  • Higginbotham
  • Henthorn
  • Willey
  • Furbee
  • Briggs
  • Postlethwait
Dick Henthorn
26 February 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Samuel Godard

Samuel Godard
Marshall Co., VA and Red Willow Co., NE

PARENTS: Jared Nelson Goddard and Martha Garner

BIRTH-DEATH-BURIAL: Born on 13 Jan 1830 in Fish Creek, Marshall Co., VA. Died on 30 Jul 1901 in Red Willow Co., NE [probably in, or near, McCook]. Buried at McCook, Red Willow Co., NE in Memorial Park Cemetery.
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

NAME: He explains in his genealogy letter, below, that from a young man, he dropped one "d" from his surname, while his six sons choose to use the Goddard surname.
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

NAME-CONFLICT: Judge Samuel Goddard [Spelled with the double "dd." Note also, that his first name wasn't "Judge," that's a title.]
(Source: FindAGrave)

CENSUS: #223 Marshall Co 1850
Goddard, Samuel 20 VA, Martha 42 VA, Joshua 18 VA, Mary 13 VA, Rachel 7 VA, Patterson 5 VA
[Note: Martha Goddard was living with her son.  REH]

SPOUSE: Eliza A. Fair, Married in 1852.

RESEARCHER: Denver C. Yoho writes:  Samuel Goddard of California submitted a large history of the Goddard and related families on 13 Nov 1899 when he was 69 years of age. His history has been a great help in researching these families. He probably made these records long after he left Virginia and errors have been found in them.

The following brief history is the memories and relationship of myself, Samuel Godard with the Yoho, Garner, Baker, Goddard, Fair, and many other families.

I was born January 13, 1830 on Fish Creek, three miles above its mouth, in Marshall County, Virginia, now West Virginia.

I wish to state that I was personally acquainted with Henry Yoho, herein mentioned, as I boarded at his home three months while going to school when I was about 10 years old.

The old gentleman would tell me Indian stories, till I was afraid to look out of the window.  One story in particular I wish to relate here.

When he was an especial associate of Louis Wetzel, Adam Poe, Simon Gerty [probably spelled, Girty], and other Indian fighters, and had their headquarters at Fort Wheeling, where the city of Wheeling now stands.

He and five other Indian scouts or hunters started from the fort one morning and rode down to Grave Creek, or Moundsville as it is now called, on a hunt for Indians.  They hunted all day and on their return in the evening about 3 or 4 miles above Moundsville, they were attacked by about a dozen Indians.

The man that was riding in front was shot down, and Henry Yoho was next riding a black mare which was shot through the neck and fell with its rider and falling on his foot, held him fast till the Indians got within ten steps of him, the other four men having fled.

All at once, his horse rallied and sprang to her feet and saved her rider.  As the mare rose, several tomahawks flew past Yoho's head, but he escaped unhurt. The old gentleman told many other Indian stories too numerous to mention.

Henry Yoho --- my great-grandfather on my mother's side, was born about 1765.  Raised one son and six daughters, namely---
George Yoho who married Jane Hartley
Polly Yoho who married Joshua Garner (he being my grandfather, on my mother's side.) (and of English descent)
Rachel Yoho who married James Buchanan
Elizabeth Yoho who married James Brown
Rebecca Yoho who married Nicholas Gatts
Nancy Yoho who married Frank Wykert
Margaret Yoho who married David Twible.

Said Henry Yoho had a brother named Peter Yoho and the two brothers married sisters by the name of Baker---
Henry Yoho married Catherine Baker
Peter Yoho married Margaret Baker.

Peter and Margaret Yoho raised six sons, namely---
John Yoho who married don't know
Henry Yoho who married Miss Buchanan
Louis Yoho who married Miss Cooper
Isaac Yoho who married Miss Mason
William Yoho who married don't know
Jacob Yoho who married don't know.

[The above is from page one. Old Samuel Godard then relates the names of many families in the area and then ends with the following words about the Yohos. Written by Richard E. Henthorn.]

[Note: The following is from Page 8, the last page of the letter.  Written by Richard E. Henthorn]
Now whereas my name appears in this history and all of my other business Godard and all the others Goddard except my brother Joshua is this.

When we were young men, there were three Joshua Goddards that spelled their names all alike and so to make a distinction between them and us, we dropped one of the middle d's out and have so signed our names ever since. Nevertheless, my six sons have adopted the old style of spelling the name, but I shall continue to sign my name short one d the balance of my days.

Now as regards the nationality of the Goddard family---would say--from the best information I can gather from all sources, the name Goddard originated in France and the Goddard people emigrated to England and from there to America and settled, I think, in Eastern PA until the days of John Goddard, my great grandfather, who settled in Western, PA, Greene County, as before stated.

In conclusion, I wish to say with reference to the Yoho family, that I have never heard, in all my life - reading or otherwise, the name of Yoho applied to anyone, except in the person of Henry and Peter Yoho, as before mentioned or their descendants.  I think they were of PA German descent.

They settled in an early day on the Ohio River or Fish Creek near the mouth, in Marshall Co., VA, now WV. and most of their posterity have stayed in the same county ever since.

As a rule the Yoho family was industrious good people and rather inclined to be non-migratory.

From the facts that I have understood, there were seventy-two (72) Yoho voters [who] voted in one precinct, twelve miles square, on the same day, in said county.

Respectfully submitted to whom it may concern.

This 13th day of November, 1899.
                                signed    Samuel Godard
(Source: The Samuel Goddard piece was furnished to Richard E. Henthorn by Hugh L. Yoho.  There is also a typed copy of the letter by Linda Goddard Stout, dated December 27, 1982, where she stated, "Typed word for word from copy of original letter." A copy of that extraction was shared by Bev Baker on the Wetzel County, WV page of Facebook on 6 Feb 2016.)

BURIAL-NAME: Judge Samuel Goddard
(Source: FindAGrave)

FINDAGRAVE: Memorial# 81535074
7 February 2016

Sunday, January 10, 2016



We can honor the soul by nurturing our relationships with the dead, whether by visiting  and decorating their graves, by praying for them when their memories drift into mind, by naming our children after them, by preserving and using objects they left behind, or by telling their stories and keeping photographs and paintings of them within sight.

Our ancestors give us something irreplaceable and precious in their relationship to us. They are truly our links with the eternal, and it is no wonder that many religions place emphasis on honoring them. We can learn from these rituals and practices to honor our own ancestors and our departed relatives and friends.
(Thomas Moore, Soul Mates, p. 202-3)

10 January 2016

Friday, January 1, 2016

Frederick Ice, Sr.

As a New Year's gift to folks who can demonstrate a valid interest in the family of Frederick Ice, Sr. I created a 2247-page PDF genealogy of Frederick Ice, Sr. and his descendants. It's large, about 80MB. (I don't know why the Box Preview says there are 999 pages.)
This is a compilation of information from many sources. Thanks to everyone who shared information. This isn't everything that's available. I'm still working on adding more information to my file from time to time.
The PDF file is located on my Box account. It will be available for sharing until 9 January 2016.
Contact me to justify your interest and obtain the URL to access and download the report.

Dick Henthorn
1 January 2016